Artist & PHD Candidate, Northumbria & Denmark.
Panel 6: Libidinal Laughter: Fine Art, Photography & the Onto-Aesthetic-Logical
On the Verge of Photography: Imaging, Mobile Art, Humans & Computers
24th -- 25th May 2013, Birmingham School of Art
AHRC Photography Networking Grant, an LSBU and CFAR Collaboration
This was the last major conference in a series which considered whether there is a need to rethink spatiality and temporality in light of new strategies for mediating the world through photography. Furthermore it asked whether there is a need to examine the methodological and epistemological bases of representation in the face of digital imaging and computer metadata. Papers presented spanned new speculations on theory, analysis and provocations that reframe photographic theory and our understandings of the utility, temporality and circulation of digital images.
The conference sought to establish transdisciplinary connections between photography and the following fields of study: photography and digital imaging, the wild sciences, performance studies, contemporary/continental philosophy, cultural studies, aurality, multiversal methodologies, fine art, computing sciences including artificial intelligence and augmented reality, literary / critical studies.
The conference programme can be found online http://bit.ly/vopprog